The Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan in Cebu has achieved Muslim-friendly status, the second hotel in the Philippines to attain the accolade after Manila Marriott Hotel first received it earlier in May.
Leading halal travel authority CrescentRating gave the resort a commendable rating of five â€“ the highest score being seven â€“ for catering to the needs of Muslim travellers property-wide.
â€ś(The high score) means we are able to provide more than the basic services and facilities, including halal food, qurans, qiblas, prayer mats, a prayer time guide and facilities like a bidet and female attendants, among others,â€ť explained the resortâ€™s general manager Kristofer Quadros.
Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan had already received halal certification for its kitchen last April. CrescentRating then assessed the resort facilities for compliance to the specific needs of Muslim travellers for the entire property. The resortâ€™s staff are also trained to cater to the needs of Muslim travellers.
â€śWe now see a number of Muslim-friendly setup requested by guests through our website. This is free-of-charge and can be requested in advance upon booking or can also be done upon check-in,â€ť added Quadros.
â€śWith this service, we are able to better prepare the rooms for our Muslim guests. And we are optimistic to see more of these as promotion efforts kick in.â€ť